Naved Hamid

Naved Hamid is the Resident Director for IGC Pakistan.

Naved Hamid is Director at the Center for Research in Economics and Business (CREB) and Professor of Economics at the Lahore School of Economics in Pakistan. Naved is also a member of the Macroeconomic Working Group for the Government of Pakistan as well as Chair of the Working Group on ‘Export Competitiveness and Growth Strategy’ for the tenth Five Year People’s Plan, constituted by the Planning Commission for the Government of Pakistan since 2009. He was previously the Principal Economist at the South Asia Regional Department. Naved received his Bachelors degree from the Government College in Lahore before gaining another from Cambridge University. He received his PhD in Economics from Stanford University.    

Content by Naved Hamid
  • Project

    Support to the Consortium for Development Policy Research for policy dissemination for 2016-17

    Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR) is a non-profit association of the IGC, CERP and IDEAS. The research conducted by these three organisations is collated and then disseminated by CDPR. The evidence-based research undertaken by the above-mentioned bodies is used to inform policy debate in Pakistan, particularly by engaging the policymakers, media and...

    6 Dec 2017 | Ijaz Nabi, Muhammad Farooq Naseer, Naved Hamid

  • Blog post

    Forced devaluation of rupee: a recipe for disaster

    There is broad agreement that the rupee is overvalued, with estimates of overvaluation ranging from 20-40 per cent. There are, however, two opposing views on how to deal with the problem: One, devaluation and two, administrative measures, i.e., export subsidies and regulatory duties on imports. The argument of the anti-devaluation group is that devaluation has never...

    10 Nov 2017 | Naved Hamid, Azka Sarosh Mir

  • Publication - Project Report

    Spatial analysis of small and cottage industries in Punjab, Pakistan

    25 Sep 2017 | Syed Hasan, Ijaz Nabi, Naved Hamid, Usman Naeem

  • Publication - Project Report

    Implementing policies for competitive garments manufacturing

    27 Jun 2017 | Naved Hamid, Ijaz Nabi

  • Project

    Outsourcing state capacity: A field experiment in Pakistan

    Effective state institutions are known to be important for growth. At the same time, a large proportion of donor assistance and public service spending is now channelled through non- government organisations (NGOs). This raises issues of how these institutions interact with the traditional institutions of the state: do they complement the development of effective state...

    25 Feb 2016 | Naved Hamid, Simon Quinn, Katherine Vyborny, Hamna Ahmed, Asha Gul

  • Publication - Project Memo

    Development of Punjab growth strategy 2018 (Project Memo)

    9 Feb 2016 | Ijaz Nabi, Naved Hamid

  • Publication - Project Memo

    Phase II – Research on garments industry in Pakistan (Project Memo)

    9 Feb 2016 | Ijaz Nabi, Naved Hamid

  • Project

    Development of an electronic database of industrial and commercial activity and a spatial analysis of small and cottage industries in Punjab, Pakistan

    Analysis of the spatial distribution of economic activity has significant importance for policy analysis in a country. In the case of the state of Punjab in Pakistan, the relevant statistics are only available in the manufacturing sector and these do not provide any sector specific details for the districts. Recognising the gap in access to such vital statistics, this...

    16 Dec 2015 | Naved Hamid, Syed Hasan, Ijaz Nabi, Usman Naeem

  • Project

    Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR): Summary for proposed activities, November 2015– October 2016

    CDPR is a non-profit association of independent researchers/policy advisors based in Pakistan. It aims to consolidate resources for informed debate on key policy issues. Its participating organizations include the Center for Economic Research Pakistan (CERP) and the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS). The Pakistan office of the IGC is a sponsor of...

    16 Dec 2015 | Naved Hamid, Ijaz Nabi, Muhammad Farooq Naseer

  • Project

    Impact assessment of start-up loans to female-run microenterprises

    Microcredit has been proposed as a way to increase women’s business ownership. We measured the impact of access to finance on new women-run enterprise, household welfare and female empowerment. The impact of access to finance on business creation is significant but short-lived. Other constraints may prevent women from setting up businesses. The start-up loans...

    18 Nov 2015 | Azam Chaudhry, Naved Hamid, Mahreen Mahmud, Farah Said

  • Project

    Phase II – Research on garments industry in Pakistan

    The textile industry is central to Pakistan’s economy, and ready-made garments manufacturing has the potential to contribute significantly to the country’s objective of creating modern, well-paid jobs, and improving the trade balance. Phase II of this project is a result of strong stakeholder demand following the findings of Phase I. We found that there has...

    19 Jan 2015 | Ijaz Nabi, Naved Hamid

  • Project

    Development of Punjab Growth Strategy 2018

    Punjab has been suffering from low rates of economic growth for the past few years The province needs to grow rapidly to provide enough jobs for its increasing labour force The Chief Minister asked the IGC to help develop a growth strategy for the province The strategy has now been adopted by the Government as its official Growth...

    19 Jan 2015 | Ijaz Nabi, Naved Hamid, Ali Cheema, Syed Turab Hussain, Ali Hasanain, Azam Chaudhry, Nazish Afraz, Anjum Nasim, Muhammad Farooq Naseer, Zeba Sathar, Sohaib Athar, Hina Shaikh

  • Project

    Microcredit and microsaving for microenterprises in Pakistan

    Microfinance remains an important and pressing issue for research in developing economies. Traditionally, it was believed that microlending is an effective way to encourage entrepreneurship, particularly among groups of female borrowers. But several recent studies have cast doubt on that conclusion – suggesting instead that microloans are unlikely to have dramatic...

    30 Sep 2014 | Naved Hamid, Simon Quinn, Marcel Fafchamps, Giovanna D'Adda